Vi Hilbert recordings: Sharing Legends at Upper Skagit, 1985-03-25  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hilbert, Vi
Title
Vi Hilbert recordings: Sharing Legends at Upper Skagit
Dates
1985-03-25
Quantity
1 optical media  :  EC - 1 DVD; Duration: 00:27:33
Collection Number
2014010
Summary
Event organized by Vi Hilbert, featuring storytellers from 7 Coast Salish tribes; recorded at the Upper Skagit Tribal Center, March 25, 1985.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) was a member and noted elder of the Upper Skagit tribe. Her first language was Lushootseed, a Coast Salish language found in the Puget Sound region of western Washington state. During her long and productive life, Vi Hilbert played a major role in the revitalization of the language and culture of the First People of the Pacific Northwest. She became known as a teacher, storyteller, publisher, and public speaker. For over 40 years she built and maintained a research archive of cultural materials. Working with other scholars, she developed and published teaching materials and volumes of stories through Lushootseed Research, an organization which she founded. Her commitment to preserving Lushootseed language and literature is largely responsible for the renaissance of interest in Lushootseed culture and the growth of tribal language programs all over western Washington.

For more informaation, see: http://bela.music.washington.edu/ethno/hilbert/

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Produced by Lushootseed Research; Vi Hilbert, executive producer; Crisca Bierwert Russell, producer; Pila Laronel, director.

Contents: Introduction by Vi Hilbert; Alice Williams (Upper Skagit) - "Grizzly Bear on the Warpath"; Fillmore James (Tulalip) - "Bear and Ant"; Vi Hilbert (Upper Skagit) - "Rock and Coyote"; Lizzie Martin (Lummi) - "Snipe and Jellyfish"; Walt Williams (Nooksack/Upper Skagit) - "Bear and the Man"; Gary Hillaire (Lummi); Bill Roberts (Nooksack); Fillmore James - song; credits.

This recording is an edited version of the day-long event; consult the Vi Hilbert Collection (2005-1) for unedited footage in various formats.

The Ethnomusicology Archives copy is a dub of the VHS copy in the UW Libraries Media Center (Videorecord LR 001)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Lushootseed
  • Native American Music
  • Nooksack Indians
  • Northwest Salish
  • NW Coast Indians
  • Puget Sound Salish Indians
  • Tulalip Indians
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Personal Names :
  • Hilbert, Vi
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lummi Nation
  • United States
  • Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Stories
  • Video recordings